Premier Housing Advantages
In addition to the important choice of where you will study overseas, you also will decide where you will live. Once the application process has begun, our staff will begin discussing your housing needs and preferences and will be able to answer your questions about your day-to-day living.
Some locations have multiple housing options, while other program locations may not offer any accommodation choices. Please discuss your specific housing options with your representative. The majority of housing information mentioned on the website relates to our Premier Housing, which is primarily located off-campus. University or third-party accommodation options will vary considerably with our Premier Housing in terms of amenities and layouts.
Difference between Premier Housing and University/Third-Party Accommodation
Premier Housing consists of apartments or houses that we own or rent for use in our programs. We research, inspect, furnish and manage these units so we have greater control over amenities and locations.
In addition, because we manage our own housing, it is easier for us to honor roommate requests. We also have greater control in standardizing our own units. With university or other third-party housing, we have less control over amenities and roommate allocations because these units are managed by others.
Finally, our in-country staff is consistently evaluating and reviewing properties to insure we are offering the best available housing options.
Because our housing is close to campus and within easy distance of many cultural and social options, you will integrate faster into your local community. We believe you need to begin this integration on arrival, so we will not place you in temporary accommodations as other providers do. As part of our housing philosophy, you move straight into your new home at the end of orientation.
Many students who choose to live on-campus have rewarding living experiences. If you prefer this option, please speak with one of our staff for insight into the Australian and New Zealand universities where on-campus housing is available in order to learn more about what living situation may be best for you.
In Their Own Words
“Everything was more than I ever expected or even imagined! I’m so happy I followed my friend’s advice and chose your program. If I hadn’t, I don’t think I would be sitting on a balcony right now with a view of the Opera House and the skyline. Absolutely amazing!”
Ashley H., University of Massachusetts-Amherst
“I loved living in the Study Australia housing! It was such a wonderful place! The management was always friendly, prompt, and helpful, the property was immaculate, it was only a short walk to class, and we had our own pool to use. Overall it was a great place to live for our 4-month stay!”
Tonya H., Iowa State University